The most important vitamins for beating depression
(Natural News) If you mention feeling depressed to your doctor, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll walk out of the office with a prescription for antidepressants. These days, many people are looking for a quick fix to their problems, and doctors are all too happy to dispense these profitable pills. Dangerous and not particularly effective,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Patients with diabetes have increased mortality due to suicide, alcohol-related causes, and accidents than those without diabetes, according to a study published in the November issue of the European Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Goats, Education Reform, and Physician Suicide Goats, Education Reform, and Physician Suicide
Pamela Wible, MD, is a founder of the ideal medical care movement. She spoke with a fourth-year medical student about her experiences and insights into education and suicide prevention.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Expert Interview Source Type: news

Commentary: Ignoring our mental health doesn ’t work
Why do we hide from the truth about ourselves? Or try to push aside or rationalize feelings of depression, anger or extreme sadness for years, even decades? If you or your child had a broken bone, you wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to get medical help. You know that if you don’t, the situation will only get worse or the bone won’t heal properly. The outcomes for not addressing a mental health issue are exactly the same. Yet, sadly, we often hesi tate or make excuses. We do that because of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Vince Hillyer Source Type: news

Commentary: Ignoring our mental health doesn ’t work
Why do we hide from the truth about ourselves? Or try to push aside or rationalize feelings of depression, anger or extreme sadness for years, even decades? If you or your child had a broken bone, you wouldn’t hesitate for a minute to get medical help. You know that if you don’t, the situation will only get worse or the bone won’t heal properly. The outcomes for not addressing a mental health issue are exactly the same. Yet, sadly, we often hesi tate or make excuses. We do that because of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Vince Hillyer Source Type: news

Fresenius plunges on missed prelims, guidance cut
Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) shares closed down some $17% yesterday after it cut its outlook for the rest of the year on lower-than-expected third-quarter results. The German dialysis giant released preliminary figures for the three months ended Sept. 30, saying it expects to report profits of €285 million on sales of €4.06 billion. Analysts were looking for sales of €4.12 billion. Fresenius cut its forecast for 2018, saying it now expects to log adjusted net income growth of 2% to 3%, down from 7% to 9% previously. Sales growth is now pegged at 2% to 3%, compared with 5% to 7% previously, &ldquo...
Source: Mass Device - October 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dialysis Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Fresenius Source Type: news

Social media may aid mental health in older adults with pain
Use of social media can reduce depression and other negative mental side effects that result from long-term pain in older adults, researchers in the US have suggested. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Adverse Childhood Experiences Tied to Burnout in BSN Students
THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 -- Undergraduate nursing students who had a higher number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) before enrollment have higher levels of burnout and depression during school, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict
(University of Rochester) University of Rochester researchers identified a stark correlation between both poor mother-daughter relationships and high degrees of conflict -- with the likelihood of suicidal thoughts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aerobic exercise has antidepressant treatment effects
(Wiley) An analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials indicates that supervised aerobic exercise has large antidepressant treatment effects for patients with major depression. The systematic review and meta-analysis is published in Depression and Anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ketamine Dosing for Depression May Not Be'One-Size-Fits-All'Ketamine Dosing for Depression May Not Be'One-Size-Fits-All '
A study confirms the antidepressant effects of intravenous ketamine at the standard 0.5 mg/kg dose and hints that a lower dose might also have some benefit with fewer side effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Nursing professor ’s visit to United Nations leaves indelible mark
When the UCLA School of Nursing ’s MarySue Heilemann was invited to be a delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year, she knew it would be a special experience. She just didn’t knowhow special. Or how far-reaching.“It was experience after experience after experience of just being so inspired by the dedicated, talented people who want to improve the conditions of living for women and girls worldwide,” Heilemann said of her time at the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, attended by mo re than 6,000 representatives of member states, UN ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sini powder, a TCM herbal formula, shown to have potent anti-depressive effects
(Natural News) According to a team of researchers, Sini powder, an herbal formula, can be used as a natural alternative to antidepressants. The study, which was published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, showed that Sini powder, which is often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), had similar properties to antidepressants used to manage the symptoms of depressive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long - Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD
No difference in mortality, but risk for suicide elevated with long - term benzodiazepine use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Dose Range of IV Ketamine for Adjunct Tx of Depression Tested
Single IV doses of 0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg better than active placebo at cutting depression symptoms (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Suicide in Seniors; Can Facebook Flag Depression?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dose Range of IV Ketamine for Adjunct Tx of Depression Tested
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Two subanesthetic dosages of ketamine appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Molecular Psychiatry. Maurizio... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Using Facebook to predict depression
Using machine-learning technology, scientists may soon be able to accurately predict a diagnosis of depression by examining Facebook posts. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Social media buffers depression among older adults with pain
(University of Michigan) With a few finger strokes or swipes on a computer or cell phone, seniors with pain reduce the risk of depression when visiting social media sites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel antidepressant may improve sleep in patients with depression
(Wiley) In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prescription opioid and benzodiazepine misuse linked with suicidal thoughts
(Wiley) Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) was associated with suicidal ideation in a study of US older adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness-based program may help reduce stress in infertile women
(Wiley) An eight-week mindfulness-based program was effective for reducing stress and depressive symptoms while increasing general well-being in a study of infertile women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Restless legs syndrome TRIPLES the risk of suicidal thoughts, study finds
A new study from the Yale School of Medicine has found that someone's odds of suicidality increased if his or her RLS was severe or very severe, or if they also suffered from depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dose-Dependent Link Between Sleep and Unsafe Teen Behavior Dose-Dependent Link Between Sleep and Unsafe Teen Behavior
Researchers find a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug consumption, as well as suicide attempts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Restless legs syndrome linked with risk for suicidal thoughts
(Reuters Health) - People with restless legs syndrome may be more likely to think about suicide or to actually make plans to take their own lives, compared to people without the troublesome condition, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm High Suicide Risk in Elderly Who Self-Harm
Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Kenya:Suicide Behaviour in Social Circles Increases Risk for Kenyan Men
[This is Africa] Young men in Kenya are more at risk of contemplating suicide if they have friends and family who attempted or have gone through with it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in COPD Patients With PTSD
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- People suffering from two common conditions -- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the breathing disorder known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- may be increasing their risk for suicide if they take... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A wooden bench is starting a mental health revolution
Dixon Chibanda spent more time with Erica than most of his other patients. It wasn't that her problems were more serious than others' -- she was just one of thousands of women in their mid-20s with depression in Zimbabwe. It was because she had travelled over 160 miles to meet him. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ketamine 'could be licensed to treat depression within 18 months'
Doctors, supported by the National Institute of Health Research in Oxford, have put together a three-point strategy for the launch of ketamine’s use to treat depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upstate ’s Psychiatry High Risk Program adds insurers and staff to meet demand
Reviewing patient data over a three-month period, shows therapy is working as hospitalizations, self-harming incidents, depression, and drug use have declined, while days of employment increased. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - October 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression
Title: Facebook Posts May Hint at DepressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

What's in the man box? Increased violence & suicidal thoughts
(Queensland University of Technology) An Australian study has revealed the dangers of 'toxic masculinity' for men aged 18 to 30 and those around them. The survey of 1000 men found around 30 percent were boxed into the traditional stereotype, 'The Man Box', which made them twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts and seven times more likely to be violent towards others. The study was conducted by Jesuit Social Services' The Men's Project and QUT Associate Professor Michael Flood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Three natural remedies that treat erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is a bigger problem than it’s often given credit for. Its effects go beyond sexual satisfaction, influencing even its sufferers’ quality of life, relationships, and risk for psychological problems like depression. Although there are medications to address the problem, homeopathic treatments are seen as a safer option... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery Patients Expect Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- Plus DRG implants for back pain; link between depression and pain after pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Smacking prohibition linked to lower rate of youth violence
Countries with full ban on corporal punishment have far lower rates of violence in young males and females Related items fromOnMedica One million teen study reveals suicide risk Violence akin to an infectious disease, say public health experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs urged to tell patients to 'do more exercise!' ...even if they're seriously ill 
Health officials say GPs and healthcare workers should encourage patients with serious conditions like cancer, diabetes, dementia and depression to be more active. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 40% of talk therapy patients experience side effects, study finds
One in four Americans goes to a therapist, and CBT is the most popular and safest treatment for depression. But 43 percent experience anxiety, break ups or other side effects, a German study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression
Using sophisticated software, researchers scanned social media posts and detected depression months before it was apparent on clinical screening tests, according to a recent study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery Patients Expect Opioids
(MedPage Today) -- Plus DRG implants for back pain; link between depression and pain after pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Paging Dr. Facebook: How the social network could help doctors screen patients for depression
More than half of Americans who suffer from depression never get any treatment, and in many cases that ’s because their symptoms are never diagnosed. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Forceadvises primary care physicians to screen all of their patients for depression and make sure proper care gets... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Two weeks of magnet pulse therapy ended the depression I had for TWENTY YEARS 
Sarah Bradshaw, from Hampshire, long suffered with depression and anxiety. But the mother-of-three undertook repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy - and it changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression could be spotted MONTHS before a formal diagnosis by algorithm scanning social media
Researchers from both the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University believe spotting 'depression-associated language markers' could improve treatment for up to 16million Americans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol, Suicide-Related Mortality Higher in Diabetics
(MedPage Today) -- Rates tended to be higher for those on insulin versus oral agents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - October 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news